|Origin:||Greek, from meta- ( META-) + morphe 'shape'|
Related topics: Biology
met‧a‧mor‧pho‧sis plural metamorphoses [uncountable and countable]
a process in which something changes completely into something very different [= transformation]:
It took me some time to undergo the metamorphosis from teacher to lecturer.
the metamorphosis of China under Deng's economic reforms
a process in which a young insect, frog etc changes into another stage in its development:
Beetles undergo a complete metamorphosis in their life cycle.